Lookin' for an excuse ...
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There is a southern flowing current just on the east side of the Gulf Stream, so if you are careful in picking it up, you catch an assist going south. However if you go too far, you will hit another north bound current. You will probably hit some eddies, too, and they are always fun. And, most of all, you have quite a slog to windward going out of St. Augustine unless you catch a norther in which case you will hit very confused seas as the northbound Gulf Stream gets hit by the north winds. You should take a look at the pilot charts for the area.
Or in other words, hug the coast and follow it down to the Lake Worth inlet and wait for weather before doing the crossing. That is unless you want a few days of boredom and little sleep punctuated by periods of stark terror.
I would get at least one more crew.
Last edited by CaptTony; 01-23-2012 at 12:04 AM.